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@chosafine if you are in the Toronto area you can stop by the HackLab.TO and use our printers on an Open Tuesday.

Reading art magazines outside. An awesome way to celebrate the first day of summer!

@aparrish I'm running a single-user instance on the $5 digital ocean droplet and it's working fine.

And then they started holding public forums around the country. They invited locals, stakeholders, activists, everyone who had an interest. Gave them the data, taught them how to read and analyze it. But it wasnโ€™t just a bunch of presentations. Once they gave the information, they started asking people what *they* thought was important. They collected stories from everyone about how they used health care. And then took all that back to the legislature to craft new legislation.

Taiwan now has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, both by public health measurements and by patient satisfaction.

They did it by giving people a voice in their democracy. It wasnโ€™t perfect, people did not fully trust it for a lot of reasons. But that sent up systems for more trust which theyโ€™ve built on to allow citizens to more substantively contribute to policymaking today.

Western democracy needs to catch up to a country that was still authoritarian 30 years ago.


Secrecy at apple is pretty out there. They have former FBI and CIA agents as a part of their task force to find leakers.

I honestly don't even have any ๐Ÿ”ฅtakes on this one.

Every time a man says: I'm a nice guy.

There's a woman out there thinking: so what? You want a fucking Noddy badge for being a decent human being?

Things I think are awesome right now:

๐Ÿ“บ Master of None Season 2
๐Ÿ“ป Bad Liar by Selena Gomez
๐Ÿ“ป Say Hello, Wave Goodbye by Soft Cell
๐Ÿ“ฝ Wonder Woman
๐Ÿ–ฅ Laravel
๐Ÿ’ฟ Ti Amo by Phoenix
๐Ÿ“š Noir fiction
๐Ÿท Wine from ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian Culture

Salary differences between developers who use tabs and spaces. myles.life/media/mzyW6tS-zXHxX

@staticsafe I'm still using Jekyll. It's been steadily improving for some time now.

Interested in Mastodon and how to get onboard with federated micro-blogging? Georgia Young has got you covered. https://u.fsf.org/28m

chrisrodley@twitter: "I used deep learning to cross a book of dinosaurs X a book of flowers"

This is gorgeous and a fantastic use for machine learning. <3


#GTALUG meeting on 11 July at 7:30pm in room 203 at George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University.

๐ŸŒฉ Lighting Talks gtalug.org/meeting/2017-07/

@GinnyMcQueen is there a Mastodon how-to poster yet? I want to put one up in my Makerspace.